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Macbeth (Verdi), presented by Southgate Opera
June 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Prophecy, treason and fury… Southgate Opera present Macbeth, by Verdi
Box office: tinyurl.com/SOMacbeth2017 – 01707 645005
– Thursday 8th June, 7:30pm
– Friday 9th June, 7:30pm
– Saturday 10th June, 7:30pm
Verdi was a great admirer of Shakespeare, and his powerful opera Macbeth follows Shakespeare’s tragedy of the same title pretty closely (though fans of the bard will notice that the three witches have expanded into a whole chorus).
The hero Macbeth, a successful Scottish general, is spurred on by the witches’ prophecies and by his ambitious wife to disregard his conscience, murder his way to the throne, and become a hated tyrant. As opposition to his rule gains strength and his wife’s guilt surfaces as mental illness, Verdi’s music portrays the emotions of the characters in urgent dramatic action with an eerie supernatural atmosphere.
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